Classic rock, R&B and funk, romantic doo-wop ballads - even a jazz drummer and a cappella performers.
Whatever the musical taste, there is a concert for just about anyone over the next week.
Well-known headliners are scheduled to make stops in Atlantic City, Cape May and Ocean City over the next week, with several of the shows free and open to the public.
Here is a roundup of concerts in the area taking place through Wednesday, July 25.
WAR, Chi-Lites in Atlantic City
R&B legends WAR and the Chi-Lites will headline the next free Atlantic City Summer Concert Series show on Saturday, July 21, at Historic Gardner's Basin.
WAR's mix of jazz, rock, funk, reggae, soul, R&B and Latin influences has been a recipe for success. Its album, "The World is a Ghetto," was Billboard's 1972 Album of the Year, and hit singles such as "Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" remain popular among people of all ages.
The Chi-Lites, which still feature original group member Marshall Thompson, are widely known for the R&B No. 1 hit songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Oh Girl."
Rick Cason Express, Mark Big & Tasty Baxter and Judah Dorrington will open the show. DJ Maurice "The Voice" Watts from New York's 90.3-FM will emcee the show.
The City of Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Free Public Library, in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, are sponsoring the concert, the third of a five-show series. The opening acts begin at 1 p.m. Headliners take over at 4 p.m. and play until dusk. The concerts are free and open to the public. The rain date for a postponed show will be Sunday, July 22.
Historic Gardner's Basin is located at New Hampshire Avenue and the bay in Atlantic City. Call 609-347-5643.
Duprees at Landis Theater
Doo-Wop and classic romantic harmony will return to Vineland when The Duprees bring their 50th anniversary tour to the Landis Theater 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
The Duprees are known for their romantic interpretations of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written, including their breakout 1962 hit "You Belong to Me." The tour is celebrating 50 years since the single became a No. 1 hit. The concert will be The Duprees' second appearance in two years at the Landis Theater.
Tickets for The Duprees are $25, $35 and $45. The Landis Theater is located at 830 E. Landis Ave. Go to www.landistheater.com or call 856-691-1121.
Persuasions in Somers Point
Live music every Friday on the beach continues in Somers Point, when the a cappella doo-wop group The Persuasions performs on Friday, July 20.
The 1960s group is performing as part of their "A Little Help from Our Friends" tour. They will be joined on Friday by The Shakes singing Motown party dance songs. The concert is part of the 20th annual Somers Point Beach Concert Series. The shows are free and take place weekly on Fridays in front of William Morrow Beach and the Municipal Beach Park, located between Higbee and New Jersey avenues in Somers Point. There will be a limited amount of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available. Go to www.somerspointbeachconcerts.com or call 609-927-9088.
Chicken Bone Beach presents Webb Thomas Superband
Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation's 13th annual Jazz on the Beach Series continues Thursday, July 19, with Webb Thomas Superband at Kennedy Plaza.
Drummer Webb Thomas enrolled at the Settlement Music School as a 5-year-old and hasn't put down the sticks since. Webb was a promoter for Philadelphia jazz club Zanzibar Blue, where he has appeared with Doug Carn, David "Fathead" Newman, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana, and Benny Golson. Tony Perez (Ola Latina) is the opening act.
The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc., and Atlantic City Free Public Library present this free concert series, which takes place 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues.
Listeners also can tune in to Stockton College radio station WLFR 91.7-FM 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for Chicken Bone Beach hour. Call 609-441-9064, or go to www.chickenbonebeach.org.
The Lettermen at Cape May Convention Center
The 1960s pop music trio The Lettermen will headline the next Stockton Goes to the Beach concert 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, at its new home in Cape May Convention Hall.
The Lettermen are considered by many to be one of the most romantic singing groups of the 1960s. They are best known for their hits "Turn Around, Look At Me," "Love," "Theme From A Summer Place" and "When I Fall In Love."
Cape May Convention Hall is located at Stockton Place and Beach Avenue in Cape May. Tickets are $30. Call 855-708-9699 or go to www.capemaycity.com.
Get The Led Out in Ocean City
Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out will headline the next installment in the Ocean City Concert Series, taking place Monday, July 23, at the Ocean City Music Pier. Get The Led Out describes the band as a group of professional musicians passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. Their mission, they say, is to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the concert stage.
The show is part of an eight-concert series each Monday in July and August. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. The Ocean City Music Pier is located at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Tickets are $27 (plus service fees) and are available at the Music Pier Box Office, ww.ticketmaster.com, or call 609-525-9300.